Medicaid Expansion http://iowapublicradio.org en Legislative Preview: 05/20/13 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/legislative-preview-052013 <p>Iowa lawmakers are returning to Des Moines for a third week of overtime. The session was scheduled to wrap up May 3, but legislators continue to negotiate education reform, property taxes, Medicaid expansion, and other key issues.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 12:55:56 +0000 Sarah McCammon & Joyce Russell 21046 at http://iowapublicradio.org Legislative Preview: 05/20/13 Republicans Consider Alternative to Governor's Health Care Plan http://iowapublicradio.org/post/republicans-consider-alternative-governors-health-care-plan <p>Republicans in the Iowa House say they hope to&nbsp; offer an alternative to Republican Governor Terry Branstad’s plan&nbsp; for insuring&nbsp; thousands of low-income Iowans.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It’s part of the negotiating&nbsp; on health care, which is&nbsp; delaying adjournment of this year’s legislative session.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 11:46:06 +0000 Joyce Russell 20549 at http://iowapublicradio.org Republicans Consider Alternative to Governor's Health Care Plan The Future of Medicaid in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/future-medicaid-iowa <p>All this week, IPR’s Clay Masters has been talking with Iowans who receive Medicaid services to get their input on the debate between Governor Branstad and the Democratic-controlled state Senate over expanding Medicaid.</p><p>River to River wraps up the series with host Ben Kieffer sitting down with Clay and several Medicaid recipients, as well as the Governor’s healthcare policy advisor <a href="https://twitter.com/MBousselot">Michael Bousselot</a> and Democratic state senator <a href="http://www.senate.iowa.gov/senator/jochum/">Pam Jochum</a>.</p><p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 19:40:14 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Clay Masters & Sarah Boden 20215 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Future of Medicaid in Iowa Iowans on Medicaid Part 3 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowans-medicaid-part-3 <p>There’s one issue that will likely help keep state lawmakers from adjourning at the end of the week; that’s healthcare. Thousands of low-income Iowans will be kicked off a healthcare program that expires at the end of the year and there’s disagreement over how to cover them. Republican Governor Terry Branstad is at odds with Democratic-controlled Senate who want to expand Medicaid. The governor doesn’t want to rely on the feds… so he’s introduced his own plan. Wed, 01 May 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Clay Masters 20044 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowans on Medicaid Part 3 Legislative Preview: 04/29/13 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/legislative-preview-042913 <p></p><p></p><p>IPR Statehouse Correspondent Joyce Russell joins Sarah McCammon for an update on legislative news.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:59:19 +0000 Sarah McCammon & Joyce Russell 19945 at http://iowapublicradio.org Legislative Preview: 04/29/13 Debate on Expanding Medicaid in Iowa Continues http://iowapublicradio.org/post/debate-expanding-medicaid-iowa-continues <p></p><p>The Democratic-controlled Iowa Senate wants to expand Medicaid in the state. Republican Governor Terry Branstad does NOT and has introduced his own plan. Medicaid is the joint federal-state healthcare program for low-income people. As Iowa Public Radio’s Clay Masters reports the Republican-controlled House held a public hearing on the Senate’s expansion bill Tuesday night.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 04:11:46 +0000 Clay Masters 19337 at http://iowapublicradio.org Debate on Expanding Medicaid in Iowa Continues Legislative Preview: 04/01/13 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/legislative-preview-040113 <p>IPR's Joyce Russell joins Sarah McCammon for an update on news from the Iowa General Assembly.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:11:03 +0000 Sarah McCammon & Joyce Russell 18531 at http://iowapublicradio.org Legislative Preview: 04/01/13 Senate Passes Medicaid Expansion in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/senate-passes-medicaid-expansion-iowa <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican and Democratic Senators clashed over a bill that would expand Medicaid in the Iowa. That’s the joint federal-state program that provides healthcare for low-income people. Last year the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that under the Affordable Care Act… sometimes called&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Obamacare</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">... it’s optional for states to expand Medicaid. As Iowa Public Radio’s Clay Masters reports, the senate passed the bill along party lines.</span></p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 05:04:20 +0000 Clay Masters 18242 at http://iowapublicradio.org Senate Passes Medicaid Expansion in Iowa Legislative Preview: 03/18/13 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/legislative-preview-031813 <p></p><p>IPR's Joyce Russell and Sarah McCammon check in on news from the Iowa Statehouse.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:08:50 +0000 Sarah McCammon & Joyce Russell 17815 at http://iowapublicradio.org Legislative Preview: 03/18/13 Medicaid Expansion Starts Moving in the Senate http://iowapublicradio.org/post/medicaid-expansion-starts-moving-senate <p>A plan to add 150,000 Iowans to Medicaid, the joint federal-state healthcare program for the poor is advanced today in the Democratic-controlled Senate. That comes the day before Republican Governor Terry Branstad meets with President Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services to talk about healthcare options. Iowa Public Radio’s Clay Masters reports.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:54:32 +0000 Clay Masters 15833 at http://iowapublicradio.org Medicaid Expansion Starts Moving in the Senate